Tribunal lifts ban on SIMI


New Delhi: A special tribunal headed by Justice Geeta Mittal, a sitting Delhi High Court judge, Tuesday lifted the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), saying there are no evidence to consider it was a terrorist organisation. “Material given by the home ministry is insufficient, so ban cannot be continued,” the judge said in a sealed order handed over to the ministry.

The judge was hearing the petition by SIMI, challenging the two-year ban imposed on it by the central government Feb 7, 2008.